by Veronica Neffinger, Christian Headlines
Popular Christian author and former PC (USA) pastor Eugene Peterson set off a firestorm within Christian circles recently when he said he would perform a same-sex marriage if asked to. Now, the man behind “The Message” Bible translation has retracted that statement.
Peterson made the initial comments in an interview with Religion News Service’s Jonathan Merritt.
“If you were pastoring today and a gay couple in your church who were Christians of good faith asked you to perform their same-sex wedding ceremony, is that something you would do?” asked Merritt.
Peterson simply responded “Yes,” to Merritt’s question. He also said in the interview that he knew some gay people who “seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do.”
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